Coachella 2011

Posted: April 22nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

I went to Coachella for the first time this year and it blew my mind. I’d try to describe it, but no description I heard comes nearly close to doing it justice. I’ll just say that if you love music, you should go. I saw the following bands:

Rural Alberta Advantage, Moving Units, Warpaint, Lauryn Hill, Interpol, Cut Copy, Beardyman, Trampled by Turtles, Freelance Whales, Foals, Two Door Cinema Club, Broken Social Scene, One Day as a Lion, Fedde Le Grand, Animal Collective, Arcade Fire, Good Old War, Eliza Doolittle, Menomena, Jacks Mannequin, City and Colour, Jimmy Eat World, Best Coast, The National

My top 5:

  1. Arcade Fire
  2. Two Door Cinema Club
  3. Good Old War
  4. Jimmy Eat World
  5. Freelance Whales

Honorable mentions: City and Colour, Interpol, and Trampled By Turtles. Animal Collective was the only band that I hated. They were horrible.

I watched 36 hours of music in 3 days, the temperature was > 100 each day, and I walked > 20 miles between the houses and stages. Coachella was exhausting, but exhilarating. I’ve already started a mental countdown until next year’s festival.

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